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Challenge: Environmental Portrait II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: OSH-D Shop Exeter, Rhode Island
Date: Mar 18, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

Tweeked Levels, Contrast and Brightness
Cropped, Framed and Unsharp Mask

Post-

Thank you to all who helped me attain my first blue virtual ribbon. I appreciate all your votes and wonderful comments. I am very pleased and happy.

The biggest thanks of all go out to Paul for helping me with this project. He was a real trooper, especially when I asked him to hold his breath as we waited for the timer and the long shutter.

Thank you again one and all!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.2519
Avg (commenters): 8.6452
Avg (participants): 7.3036
Avg (non-participants): 7.2379
Views since voting: 9045
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 262
Comments: 61
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/29/2008 10:53:31 AM
wow Congrats on the Blue~~This is a wonderful shot!
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03/28/2008 11:23:03 PM
Glad to see this win the blue, definately deserved it! Congratulations.
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03/27/2008 01:13:27 PM
Splendid!
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03/27/2008 12:09:40 PM
well done/congratulations...brilliant image
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03/26/2008 07:29:20 PM
Wow! Very cool shot! Congrats on the Blue!! Very creative portrait
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03/26/2008 05:01:55 PM
Original and funny. Good portrait and good blue ribbon. Ciao.
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03/26/2008 04:12:27 PM
Congratulations! I'm pleased for both you and Paul because this is just such a very cool portrait! Hopefully you gave him a copy!
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03/26/2008 01:55:57 PM
Congratulations, Ingrid. I bumped this up to a 10 before voting was through. Fun portrait (good job on hiding the camera, too).
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03/26/2008 12:39:23 PM
Congratulations on your Blue Ingrid. You now own the E3 on the camera page. Your's is the top score. Congrats on a very nice image.
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03/26/2008 11:49:10 AM
Wow!! I would be surprised if this hadn't ribboned... great image... technically flawless. Congrats!
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03/26/2008 10:33:15 AM
Congratulations
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03/26/2008 09:07:14 AM
Very deserving!!!! great setup and subject...congrats! very well executed
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03/26/2008 08:28:14 AM
Well deserved! Paul looks good on the front page...
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03/26/2008 08:10:50 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. Certainly the most creative shot of the bunch. Cheers.
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03/26/2008 07:28:15 AM
What a fantastic photo! I love that you shot his reflection in the bike.
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03/26/2008 07:24:24 AM
Congrats on a great shot and the blue Ribb. Honor sharing the front page with you.
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03/26/2008 07:00:18 AM
Congrats - a nice entry.
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03/26/2008 06:55:37 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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03/26/2008 06:18:09 AM
WOOHOO!! Congrats on your blue ribbon Ingrid! What a great portrait! :o)
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03/26/2008 04:42:41 AM
Congrats! Love the way you set this up!
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03/26/2008 04:37:09 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon! Great shot.
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03/26/2008 04:20:55 AM
Great idea well executed. Congrats on your deserved ribbon!
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03/26/2008 02:21:59 AM
Oh great! i really thought it will make it. Congrats!
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03/26/2008 02:13:59 AM

Congratulations!!! That is such a cool shot!
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03/26/2008 02:04:49 AM
Terrific image, Ingrid. Congrats on the blue!
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03/26/2008 12:45:05 AM
Really creative take. Congrats on your ribbon and for having such a good eye to see the shot!
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03/26/2008 12:22:08 AM
Congratulations Ingrid!
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03/26/2008 12:11:57 AM
Congrats on winning a tough challenge.
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03/26/2008 12:08:30 AM
1st blue ribbon! huge congrats on this creative, solid shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 11:19:31 PM
Great self portrait!
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03/25/2008 07:39:12 PM
This is my top choice. Hope you get the blue ribbon. 10.
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03/25/2008 06:58:45 PM
This is close to what the challenge meant for me. Top 10
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03/25/2008 01:23:58 PM
Another good, creative capture of the subjects environment. Congrats!
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03/25/2008 08:59:36 AM
defenetly harley davidson...
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03/25/2008 07:54:01 AM
A great way to shoot this gentleman!
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03/24/2008 08:40:16 AM
My pick for the Blue..... Btilliant.....
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03/23/2008 11:47:19 PM
Well done! A succinct visual story nicely executed.
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03/23/2008 03:48:36 PM
this is a really cool shot, the perspective is amazing. I cant even see the photographer
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03/22/2008 08:30:45 PM
This is terrific. A nine for you.
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03/22/2008 07:23:48 PM
Nice touch using the reflection. It creates a very exciting photo.
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03/22/2008 01:50:52 PM
Very nice image for the challenge and anyone who not only works on harleys but also lets you take photos of them has got to be cool. Love the sharpness of the reflection in the chrome. Good strong colours as well
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03/22/2008 11:18:21 AM
Interesting use of reflections, and it's great how it not only shows his environment behind him, but all around him including in front. Nice one. One thing I would suggest is to balance out the colour cast a bit.
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03/21/2008 07:20:58 PM
like the use of reflection here, he looks like a reliable mechanic.
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03/21/2008 08:52:03 AM
Very cool! and creative as well...I had to do a double take to figure out exactly what was going on here....
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03/21/2008 03:03:11 AM
Great idea and you pulled it off beautifully! Nice work
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03/21/2008 02:40:14 AM
Wonderful eye for shooting into the rim.
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03/21/2008 12:29:25 AM
1) First time I saw this shot I thought to myself "what am I looking through?"
2) Then I took a look with my girlfriend. She thought "where is the camera?"
3) Then we talked about it and she brought up the excellent point that this is EXACTLY what Paul sees when he's on the job, day in day out.

I'd say all of these elements combine into a pretty amazing environmental portrait. The fact that I've seen the shot several times but it still intrigues me is worthy of an excellent score.
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03/20/2008 11:35:46 PM
Nice shot
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03/20/2008 12:09:57 PM
this is just excellent. you have done tremendous exposure job in this difficult lighting condition. 9
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03/20/2008 11:57:25 AM
One of my 3-10's in this challenge. Love the perspective and the expression on his face.
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03/20/2008 04:38:54 AM
fav so far
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03/19/2008 09:11:33 PM
That is one shiny hubcap.... This one is really nice... I like it--I may have to revisit to raise your score after comparing w/ others.
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03/19/2008 09:04:04 PM
Nice variation from the typical submission... and shiny, too!
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03/19/2008 06:35:46 PM
Very unique and effective way of using the reflectiveness of the chrome to your advantage. Extremely well done.
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03/19/2008 06:23:33 PM
dynamite shot. you really captured the environment and the portrait is good too. very creative. All together - 10
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03/19/2008 06:20:29 PM
gives a lot of context and an engaging shot (10)
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03/19/2008 04:37:57 PM
very nice
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03/19/2008 02:37:32 PM
This definitely speaks to the challenge. I love the use of the chrome to reflect the environment - it adds a unique quality to this image. 9
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03/19/2008 02:12:25 PM
This shot is GREAT! Love the clear reflection!!! Hands down one of my favorites!
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03/19/2008 01:13:55 PM
I love the way you've used the wheel to add a different dimention to this portrait!
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03/19/2008 12:34:30 PM
I'm 25% into this challenge and this is my fav so far. Portrait is spot on, lighting is exceptional, creative use of reflection, lots going on in the surroundings, doesn't even seem that posed, the lack of title is perfect. Would be shocked if this wasn't top 10. 8
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